It doesn't get easier, you just get faster Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/ Mon, 29 May 2017 23:32:13 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, May 16, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-16-2017.html <p>AM: Slept in....oops</p> <p>PM: 5 miles (400 progression workout)</p> <p>Today we did a 4x400 progression workout and I felt WAY good!! Also me and Lauren are learning to floss and run at the same time lol:)</p> Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 13, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-13-2017.html <p>AM: 6 miles- 15 minute tempo run</p> <p>Noon-ish: Hiking in Zions!</p> <p>PM: Partied hard at Senior Ball</p> <p>Today the workout was pretty chill! We did the first 12 minutes at steady pace, then we went hard the last 3. Shawn Mendez was playing most of the time (#blest:) T&#39;was a great time. Then for Senior Ball we went hiking in Zions and it was SOOOO PRETTY! I had never been and it was beautiful! Senior Ball was a party! Thanks Gibby!</p> Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 12, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-12-2017.html <p>AM: 4 miles easy</p> <p>PM: Rest</p> <p>Today I ran 4 miles in the morning with my dad. It felt pretty good outside:) I&#39;ve been pretty tired latley but I&#39;ll get through it</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 11, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-11-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: 2 mile race at Cedar</p> <p>Ugh. This race was definitley not my best. But that&#39;s okay because not every race is gonna be the greatest but as long as I am having fun and doing my best, it is TOTALLY WORTH IT. I am going to keep moving forward and have an awesome summer!</p> Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 10, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-10-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: 3 miles easy in Cedar</p> <p>We went and watched our girls and guys race the one mile and they did pretty good!! Lauren freaking killed it in the medley!!! Whoooohooooooooo!!!!! Way to go everyone! Super excited to race the 2 mile tomorrow!</p> Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 09, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-09-2017.html <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>AM: 2 miles easy</p> <p>PM: 3 miles easy + 4x200m finishes</p> <p>Today was kinda hard on my legs:( I am super excited to run the 3200 on Thursday tho! I&#39;m way excited to see all the other girls wreck too! Whoooohoooo! Region Champs here we come</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 08, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-08-2017.html <p>AM: 3 miles easy + weights</p> <p>PM: 5 miles- 4x400m @1600 pace and finishes</p> <p>PPM: work:(</p> <p>Today was a good day for running. I was able to stay a second or two behind Lily and the other girls and finished with them at the end. My legs were very tired tho. And then I went to work hahaha</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, May 06, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-06-2017.html <p>AM: RACE</p> <p>PM: Rest</p> <p>Today I ran the 1 mile at Skyridge!! Skyridge was the school I would have gone to if I didn&#39;t move so I was able to see some old friends:) I raced and I had a 4 second PR and I won my race! One thing that I did well is that I was patient the first lap and me and Haley were almost in last place the first 300m!! Then we both started passing people and it was super fun!&nbsp;One thing that I am going to do differently next race is really push myself the 3rd lap. Coach said that I was on pace for state the first 800 but I unconciously slowed down lap 3. I&#39;m going to work on that for sure. I love running!!!</p> Sat, 06 May 2017 06:00:00 Fri, May 05, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-05-2017.html <p>AM: 4 miles easy</p> <p>PM: Rest</p> <p>Today we ran to BYU from our hotel and it felt AMAZING! The weather was beautiful! Today Sam and Bailey ran the 2 mile and they killed it. Sam ran almost broke 11 with an 11:02!!!! Crazy crazy. Then we went to watch Beauty and the Beast at the mall and twas gr8. (The prince could have been better lol)</p> Fri, 05 May 2017 06:00:00 Thu, May 04, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-04-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: 3 miles easy + strides</p> <p>Today we left for BYU and I am soooooo excited!! Did 3 miles around the Y (almost wore my Utah hat). Really great weather, felt amazing!</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 06:00:00 Wed, May 03, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-03-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: 4 miles easy</p> <p>Holy cow. Today was a weird day. My legs are toast and Teena gave me 43 pages of homework. Woe is me. That&#39;s fine. I&#39;m over it. Definitley not bitter. Not stressed at all. Haha tomorrow will be a better day:) Ate ice cream and took and epsom salt bath and I felt 1000% better. Can&#39;t wait to race!!</p> Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 Tue, May 02, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-02-2017.html <p>AM: Rest/Visualize</p> <p>PM: Canyon View JV Region!</p> <p>Today was freaking amazing!!! I ran the one mile and two mile. The one mile was first and I was just excited to go out and run. I felt really good during my race and I was able to PR and win my race!! Although I only PR by like 2 seconds every race it&#39;s improvement. Then 4 hours later I ran the two mile.......oh boy. I was feeling really good and then at the 200m on lap 5 my legs gave out and I totally fell on the ground. It was really weird but I popped back up and was able to finish in second behind Lauren. It was a good overall race and I&#39;m super excited to see what I can do at BYU/Skyridge!!</p> <p>Also I was reading Elite Minds and there was an awesome quote, &quot;Every race should be a liquidation sale. Everything goes. Everything. When the race is over, you should be empty. Hollow. Spent. Done. Nothing left. Once you are empty, all that is left is contentment.&quot; My goal for my next race is to give everything I have and to leave everything out there. No regrets. Ima qualify for state! Whoooooohoooooo!!! Go running!!!</p> Tue, 02 May 2017 06:00:00 Mon, May 01, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-01-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: 4 miles easy with 4x200 meter finishes</p> <p>Dang. Today my legs hurt! After the first 2 miles they started to losen up tho and me, trin, kylee, lauren, anna, and haley had a very interesting chat about love triangles--yuck lol gotta luv running. I am soooo excited to run tomorrow!!!!!</p> Mon, 01 May 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-29-2017.html <p>AM: Cedar Invite!!</p> <p>The race today was fun! It was really windy and started snowing and hailing, but it was still fun! I didn&#39;t PR, but that&#39;s ok. I almost won my race, but I surged too early and then a passed me in the last 25 meters. I&#39;m glad it happend today though so that I can race smarter on Tuesday!! I&#39;m super excited!</p> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-28-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: RACE!!!!</p> <p>1 mile warm-up, 1 mile race, 1 mile cool-down</p> <p>Today was the 1600 meter at Cedar. Man, I felt AMAZING! All I wanted to do was go out and have some fun, and I did! I&#39;ve decided that I don&#39;t want to waste my time&nbsp;in life on things that don&#39;t make me or other people happy, and running hasn&#39;t been the most fun for the last little while because I was too caught up in comparing myself to others. But I changed my whole outlook on&nbsp;it and I&#39;ve started (it&#39;s definitley a process) to just let go of all the judgements, expectations, and stereotypes and have learned to love myself, and stop basing my self-worth off of season bests and PR&#39;s. I raced with that attitude and guess what? I PR&#39;ed! I&#39;m starting to find my best because I&#39;m not obsessing over it, and I love it! I LOVE RUNNING!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, super excited to run the 800 tomorrow with my awesome teammates!</p> <p>Way to go Lauren, Anna, Shawnee, Lex, and Laynee! And thanks for pumping me up!!</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-27-2017.html <p>AM: 3 miles easy + upper body weights</p> <p>PM: 4 miles easy w/ 4x200 meter finishes</p> <p>Yesterday was a good day for running:) We just had a chill run and talked. I am SOOOOOO excited to race at Cedar tomorrow!! All I can do is my best, and I&#39;ll be happy with it. Also I was reading Elite Minds again and it was talking about how success and happiness cannot be pursued, it has to ensue (Victor Frankl). I&#39;m just gonna always do my best and have fun, then success and happiness will follow me. GO RUNNING!</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-26-2017.html <p>AM: 3 miles easy with dad</p> <p>PM: 5 miles with my AWESOME team, then 5 hrs @Frostop:)</p> <p>Running today was great. A lot of our girls were gone on a field trip tho! Ran with Anna, Lauren, Laynee, Lexi, Shawnee,&nbsp;Sam, and Lady Coach. T&#39;was a good run and I heard many boy stories lol. It was very educational hahaha. Also I&#39;m trying this new thing called eating healthy and it&#39;s real hard.&nbsp;</p> <p>Then I went to work and Anna B and I made a list of all the worst things I&#39;ve ever done....it&#39;s never a dull moment lemme tell ya:)</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-25-2017.html <p>AM: Slept in...oops missed the 3 miles but did weights</p> <p>PM: 7 miles- interval workout</p> <p>Today Bailey, Sam, Hailey, and I did the 3200 girls workout. I actually felt really accomplished and happy after I did it. We did an 800, 200, 200 then again 800, 200, 200 then we finished with a 600, 200, 200, and 200. It was really fun and on EVERY rep we got faster!! It was an awesome feeling that I can&#39;t really explain. I found my best for a few seconds I guess...pure awesome!!</p> <p>Also I was reading Elite Minds (highly recommend, AMAZING) and one of the points it brought up was that great athletes and coaches don&#39;t separate the practice from the performance, and my goal for the rest of this week is to train with that mindset. Train like I race and just strive to find my best!</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-24-2017.html <p>AM: 1 mile...</p> <p>Tried to do a morning run.....did a mile then I had to stop because I was getting weird pains in my knees....</p> <p>4TH PERIOD: 1 mile</p> <p>Did the PE mile....tied with Bailey *dab* We finished&nbsp;with a stunning time of 6:52 lol. What a good time.</p> <p>PM: 7 miles</p> <p>Our team ran the BHNP loop and it was a kind of difficult run to be honest. I feel like my legs are just shutting down. I&#39;m getting new shoes tho so that should help out:) Although it&#39;s hard sometimes I&nbsp;still love to run!!</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-22-2017.html <p>AM: Ran the 3200</p> <p>PM: Went to work hahaha</p> <p>WHOOOHOOO!!! I love running the 3200! It was hard the first time I ran it, but this time was totally different. I was tempted to go out with the fastest pack, but I stayed with the middle pack for the first mile and a half. Then I decided I was gonna make my move and I did. I ended up with a 25 second PR! The difference in my race today was that I told myself that running was fun (cuz it is:) and that I was totally mentally prepared for my race. I tried to smile while I ran (its harder than it looks lol) and it help me release tension and help me remeber that I absolutley love to run even though it is hard sometimes, it&#39;s definitley worth it:) GO RUNNING!!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-21-2017.html <p>AM: Rest</p> <p>PM: 4 miles easy</p> <p>Went and watched the Dixie Invite and man, the girls CRUSHED IT!!!!! And Trin qualified for state! Whooohooo! It&#39;s getting to the exciting part of the season, and I&#39;m ready to qualify for state and excited to run the 3200 tomorrow:)</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-20-2017.html <p>AM: Rolled out and stretched</p> <p>PM: 4 miles easy + 4x200 meter finishes</p> <p>Yesterday was a quality run out to the Spectrum. Ran and Trin shared a great restraunt analogy:) 4/20 yesterday;) Super excited to race Saturday!!</p> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 19, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-19-2017.html <p>AM: 3 miles easy with dad</p> <p>PM: 6.5 miles in the boneyard</p> <p>Yesterday was pretty gr8. Me, Bae Sue, and Chloe had to take the College Accuplacer test so we ran on our own. We found like a million bees burrowing into the ground and we almost got attacked but we made it somehow:) we had lots of great convos about boys, IQ levels, and mental exercise hahaha. It was good just to run and have fun with my homies</p> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-18-2017.html <p>AM: 3 miles easy+ weights</p> <p>PM: 6 miles- fartlek workout</p> <p>Whohoo! Today was a pretty good day for running. &nbsp;We did a surge/fartlek workout. It was like a race simulation for the 1600 and it was fun! I was able to stay up with the first group today:)&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 http://macieb.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-17-2017.html <p>AM: 6 miles</p> <p>PM: Rest and grilled cheese:)</p> <p>Today we ran church rocks and I&#39;m not gonna lie, it was rough! I kept coughing and couldn&#39;t breathe but next run will be better. We did go through this awesome tunnel tho!! Pretty cool. And later we had a grilled cheese off and it was very close battle..but I think I won by .1&nbsp;of a point&nbsp;hahaha</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:00